Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Pune School diktat on Girls’ Innerwear Color, loo break restrictions draws ire

The Executive Director of MIT Group of Institute said the intention behind taking such steps were ‘very pure’ and was not to trouble the parents and the students.

 

PUNE, JULY 5: A Pune school has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the week. The first furore emerged when the school restricted students’ washroom timings limiting the number of breaks they could take between classes. Students and parents of Pune’s Maeer MIT School have now staged a protest against the school’s order asking the girls to wear innerwear of a certain color and even specifying the length of the skirt to be worn by them.

The school did not stop at that, it has also restricted the students from using the washroom other than the specified time.

“The girls are asked to wear either white or skin color innerwear. They have even mentioned the length of the skirt to be worn by them. They have all these things in the school diary and have asked us to sign it,” a parent said.

The school has even mentioned the kind of action that will be taken against the students and parents if they failed to abide by them.

Dr. Suchitra Karad Nagare, Executive Director of MIT Group of Institute said the intention behind taking such steps were ‘very pure’ and was not to trouble the parents and the students.

“The intention to give such specific directives in the school diary was very pure. We had some experiences in the past which made us take this decision. We did not have any hidden agenda,” Dr. Nagare said.

Dr. Shirin Abbas is the Bureau Chief "TheIndiaObserver.Com". She is a world-renowned journalist, winner of several national and international awards for her contribution to Media Research.The first recipient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship for Print Journalism in 1999 from her state of Uttar Pradesh. Under the same, she studied at the School of Media, Communication, and Design at the University Of Westminster, London and interned with The Irish Times, Dublin. She has been a journalist for over three decades, working at several national English dailies in North India. She completed her PhD. in Mass Communication in 2016.

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